I really don’t want to go ski-ing. I don’t like being cold, I don’t like having to wear a lot of layers. I also think ski-ing is dangerous and I hear it’s expensive. Why would I bother? I like swimming pools and the skrrt-skrrt-skrrt sounds of crickets in long grass. Plus, I am lazy.
BUT! I have been struck upside of the head by a certain kind of ski aesthetic that I think is rather fabulous. Sitting in a chalet by a big window with a view over snowy mountains having done some ski-ing, facing down some sliced boiled potatoes wiped in cheese and a glass of whatever TF you drink when you are ski-ing, sounds okay to me.
So in these cold months, I am adopting the air of ski-chalet around myself, which I may or may not have slightly confused with some Scandinavian stuff and a 70s scuzzy park vibe. And I wish to be dressed the part.
It started out with a lust for this JW Anderson top, which is just too expensive even in the sale so I’m not even going to bother with a link to it.
Then moved on to this Madeleine Thompson cashmere sweater, which is actual heaven (fi you’re into it, it comes up small – I have this in an L).
Other tops you could wear to channel this rather complicated set of modern social indicators are as below.
This from Other Stories:
I feel the same way about skiing: I love the idea of sitting by a fire in a cosy lodge, looking at the beautiful snowy landscape whilst drinking my bodyweight in whatever alcohol is to hand: dressed fabulously, of course. But the actual ski bit … who could be arsed?
Although on the plus side, you burn so many calories when skiing that you could literally eat tartiflette three times a day and drink until you fall down every day and still lose weight!
I think you would also enjoy the bit where you sit on a sun terrace with amazing views in a deck chair with a blanket to snuggle in. Listening to a live band, eating cheese that has been melted, and drinking something alcoholic.
Having broken a knee and ankle ankle in my younger years I’ve been excused from skiing but I fear this is my last year and the kids want to join their cousins next year on the to date ( very happily) missed family ski trip. Breaking another bone to get out of it seems slightly over the top. I just view it as a total waste of time and money and I hate hate hate cold and snow ( I spent 4 years in Nebraska so I have earned the right ) , if I want cold I’ll go to Mexico and spend time in the air conditioned hotel. Love the &other stories and TS tops but think I’m just a hair breadth over the age limit to pull them off.
Damn, we’re actually going skiing soon and I thought ‘yay, Esther will know what to wear…’!! Was excited about a ski capsule wardrobe 😉
🙁 though if I WAS going skiing I’d go straight to TopShop Sno …
What?! they have a Sno section? Right, I am there as soon as I can to avoid any Bridget Jones skiing style mistakes this year
yes! it’s good
I’ve ordered that blue colour block thing, and while I was there saw some cute khaki trousers that might come in handy for raiding an ark some time, and oh leave me alone for a bit can’t you?!
I’m meant to be looking for an outfit for a wedding, and I keep accidentally buying other things as well to soften the inevitable disappointment because I’ve tried on so many things and have no idea what I’m looking for anymore, or what suits me, or what people even wear to weddings, and have decided that I hate dresses. Or they hate me. I might just go in a ski suit. I’m off for a rum and hot chocolate.
yeah weddings jesus what a nightmare to dress for
I got that Asos top, and maybe I don’t have the insouciance (or thinness) to carry it off in style, but it gave me Glenn Hoddle circa 1995 vibes so it’s going back, but gave me a good laugh (maybe slightly hysterical)
there is a fine line between all of us and Glenn Hoddle at all times
You know it.
Esther, just seen your video about trainers. Good info many thanks but … I was very disturbed seeing your shoes on the table top. I’m very aware of all the nasty little buggers that are flying around now (Australian flu etc.) Please anti-bac your table then I can sleep sound at night. Think of all the buggers who spit on the floor outside and the dog poo and then we bring them inside. Feeling a bit sick thinking about it. I just don’t want you getting any nasty bugs and laid low for your skiing trip cos I am really looking forward to all the videos etc. X
god the NUMBER of complaints I’ve had about that!! don’t worry I will bleach it x
This really made me laugh – the repetition of bugs/buggers and your palpable concern. I put all kinds of crap on my table but I always clean it before we eat at it, every time, (mainly because we’d ingest absurd amounts of glitter if I didn’t) and I’m usually Slatternly Slatternsen when it comes to housekeeping. My mum has a weird superstition about putting NEW shoes on the table – even in a box – I once got the silent treatment for doing this, no idea what that’s all about.
It’s bad luck! YEARS of it!
Surely you are only in danger if you lick your table regularly. But then things are way worse than expected.
I don’t lick my table at all BUT my husband has been known to get lips to tabletop if he spills something
But then it’s simple – if it’s an alcoholic drink – the stronger, the better – practically an antiseptic.
the likelihood of that in my kitchen is extremely high